Monday, July 18, 2016

Although I was born in Texas, I grew up in Arkansas. My artist name is a contraction of Gurdon, Arkansas, the town I lived in from age 5 to age 15. I sometimes think of myself as being "of" each of the three places at which I have lived for years---Texas, Arkansas and California. But by any measure, I nonetheless am an Arkansas artist.

So I found myself well-pleased to be asked to contribute to the compilation "Ambient Arkansas". My song "Poison Springs" refers to a battlefield about 20 miles from each of the three towns in which I grew up.  I dutifully resisted the urge to add cannons to the song, despite an inner 1812 Overture longing.  

Here's a link to the album, available on Bandcamp from the Aural Films label:

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